Monday, 31 May 2010
Friday, 28 May 2010
My husband and I spent a lovely afternoon in Chester www.visitchester.com . We went to Picollinos www.picillinoresteraunts.co.uk/chster.html for lunch, a swanky Italian resteraunt. The atmosphere was comfortable, the service was second to none and the food was very good. I resisted the temptation to eat my way through a whole load of cheese and pasta and chose the chicken caesar salad instead. The waiter raised his eyebrows when I asked him to hold on the dressing!!
My son Joe did really well at swimming club this week. It was badge night and he got his 2000 metre certificate and badge, the first ever in the 26 year history of the club. Joe is only a little fella and I am amazed at how well he performed. So many parents have made a point of coming up to me and singing his praises, I am so proud of him.
Our family was selected to take part in a health survey and the lady conducting it commented on how she loved visiting my house because of my beautiful painted stones. My stones are a reminder to everyone to keep smiling, be happy and positive and of course, my special stone garden lists the names of those who I pray for every day. You know who you are!
Chester is such a beautiful city with an amazing array of resteraunts, shops and street artists. Today, the sun was out and it was so relaxing being able to walk around, watch tourists, locals etc. I bought myself some Bobby Brown mascara from debenhams http://www.debenhams.com/ so hopefully it will be smudgeproof. At £17.50 I jolly well hope it is! I also bought myself some crystals, some for healing and some for re-aligning my chakras and a rose quartz dowsing crystal. Luckily there is a full moon tonight so I will cleanse my crystals and energise them in the light of the full moon.
Monday, 24 May 2010
New side effects I am experiencing in this hot weather is pain in my hands. I have been to the GP and he doesn't think that it is arthritus but a side effect of the herceptin so I will be discussing this with the oncologist next week.
I had a very interesting weekend. We had highs in temperature of 27 degrees so it was too hot to ride but we ended up in the ruins of Caegwrle castle http://www.castlewales.com/hope.html from 9.30pm until 1.30am on a Ghost Hunt. We did make contact with quite a few souls, too many to list in great detail but we did meet a welsh speaking spirit. It was a really interesting night but lovely to be sitting amongst ancient ruins with our tea light candles burning on the stone.
I did the Race for Life on Sunday and even at 11am temperatures were at 27 degrees so I decided to power walk rather than run. I did the 5K in 40 mins which was quite good. I was amazed at the amount of women who were running the course and it was obvious that they had never run before, there were many with incorrect footwear!
I thoroughly enjoyed the event, the warm up was fun and so was the walk. It was sad to see pictures and names of those who had died and in my own little way, I fought back at the sadness because I dedicated my RFL to myself - one year survivor. SURVIVOR - I like that word.
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Those who know me of old will know what a huge fan I am of The Alarm and Mike Peters. The title of my new blog is taken from one of his songs "Fight Back", a song that is about fighting cancer BUT can be about fighting any adversity one faces in life. Personally, when I am down, I play this song and I come back fighting....
Fight Back is all about fighting back.... Opposing negativity and opening your soul up to positivity.
When I finished councelling for depression in 2008 my signature tune became "Without A Fight" also by the Alarm and these two songs combined are me...
I am about to leave Cancer Ain't Gonna Beat Me, I have some ideas for the last post and will be preparing for that over the next few days. Now is the time to move on and kick back.